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A gripping adventure for the whole family, Against the Wild (SRP $24.98) begins with siblings Zach (Adams) and Hannah (Pitt) traveling by seaplane with Chinook, their Alaskan Malamute, to visit their father (Ted Whittall of “Beauty & The Beast”) for the weekend. When their plane encounters engine trouble, the pilot is forced to make an emergency landing in the woods in the middle of nowhere. As they travel on foot to seek help, Zach, Hannah and their loyal companion come face-to-face with the challenges of the wilds – from wolves and grizzly bears to forest fires. Using all the wilderness skills they know – and with some help from Chinook, the siblings must work together to overcome each obstacle and conquer the ultimate goal – returning home again.
An exciting, fast-paced adventure with beautiful cinematography and a stirring musical score performed by a live 65-piece orchestra in Prague, Against the Wild will keep the whole family on the edge of their seat from start to finish.
Against the Wild has been approved for all ages by the Dove Foundation, which awarded the film with 5/5 Doves, and recommends it as “a terrific film for the entire family!.”
OUR THOUGHTS :
I sat down this afternoon with my 3 kids to watch this movie. Right from the start, it was fast-paced, engaging, and had a great storyline. The acting is very good, and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking.
My kids were absolutely sucked into this story, and were cheering Zach, Hannah, and their dog, Chinook on as they navigated their way through a vast forest in search of any signs of human life. They met many, many dangers along the way, and their quick thinking along with the loyalty of their dog helped them eventually find their way to safety.
I don't want to give away too many spoilers, though, so you'll definitely want to check out this movie for yourself. It's a fantastic, heartwarming adventure that will definitely have you on the edge of your seat. It's also very family-friendly and doesn't have any inappropriate language or sexual content. We give Against the Wild 2 Thumbs Up!
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Against the Wild
Street Date: March 11, 2014
Pre-Book: Feb. 12, 2014
DVD Catalog #: AF00335
DVD UPC #: 01313261667481
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Retail Price: $24.98
Genre: Action/Adventure, Family
Rating: PG for action and peril
Run Time: 92 minutes
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